The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) was founded in 1995 by Colorado craft brewers in an effort to promote the quality and diversity of the growing Colorado craft brewing industry. The CBG provides valuable information to the beer-drinking public and the media while also serving to protect the industry and promote positive legislative for Colorado craft brewers.
Today, the Colorado Brewers Guild includes the majority of the craft breweries and brewpubs and represents more than 95% of craft beer production in the state. CBG is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit trade association and retains advocates to work with the state legislature on behalf of Colorado's craft brewers.
The Colorado Brewers Guild delivers a full calendar of special events intended to feature and promote the world-class products of its members. In February, the Guild hosts its annual Firkin Rendezvous, which features a stunning array of cask beers produced by Guild member breweries. This Firkin Rendezvous has been taking place in Colorado Springs since 2005, and is quickly becoming a favorite for Colorado beer lovers.
The Guild hosts its biggest event of the year, the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, in July in Salida, Colorado. Set in an idyllic setting along the Arkansas River, the Rendezvous features the best of Colorado beer in a casual, relaxed outdoor atmosphere. Check our portal calendar to view additional events hosted or endorsed by CBG brewers.
CBG is governed by a Board of Directors (Board). The Board is comprised of member brewery executives who direct the Executive Director in determining priorities and approving the annual budget. An Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Board. In addition, marketing, legislative and membership committees headed by brewery members formulate and deploy strategic initiatives for CBG and just get things done. The Guild is governed by Bylaws approved by the Board.